Toronto Symphony president steps down

Posted on: March 31, 2016

“Jeff Melanson has resigned as President and CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra—a decision the board said was arrived at mutually,” writes Marsha Lederman in Wednesday’s (3/30) Globe and Mail (Canada). His resignation was effective on Tuesday. “The decision followed a board meeting that stretched over two days, and a process described as ‘thoughtful and considered’ by TSO board chair Richard Phillips.… Mr. Melanson ‘offered his resignation given other personal matters and the board really accepted that resignation as the best path forward for the TSO,’ said Sonia Baxendale, a TSO board member who has been named interim CEO.… The resignation follows allegations contained in a court document filed earlier this month by Mr. Melanson’s estranged wife, Eleanor McCain.… Mr. Phillips said the parting was amicable and that the board does not regret hiring Mr. Melanson,” who joined the organization in 2014.

Posted March 31, 2016